By LARRY VAUGHT
The last time Kentucky played Georgia, senior guard J.J. Frazier had 36 points for the Bulldogs. Could John Calipari turn to senior Dominique Hawkins to defend him when the teams play Friday afternoon in the SEC Tournament?
“I put on the tape of our game with them, and the guy that won the game for us was Dom. The way he played, how he changed the complexion of the game and the things that he did. And the other guy was Mike Mulder making some shots because we had a bunch of guys that couldn’t make a shot,” Calipari said.
“But, look, Georgia has – both games – when I watched the tape, I didn’t realize that it was like that. Because you have a vision that we won by eight. What? We were down with 50 seconds to go. I mean, so, I know how good they are. I know how well coached they are. (Yante) Maten is back playing. You know what, he’s one of the better four/threes in our league and a 20-point scorer, so it’ll be a war.
“They all are at this time. I called it. I said, when you look at all these games, they’re all going to be decided late in the game because our league, we have 11 teams in the top 100. I think we have six in the top 50. Well, teams lost. How about Missouri? How about them fighting for their coach, which I thought was outstanding. It’s going to be a heck of a tournament for people to watch.”